Just In: Serena & Lily Fall 2021 Pillows, Wallpaper, Rugs, and Upholstered Furniture (with Fringe!)

StyleCarrot partner Serena & Lily dropped its Fall 2021 collection today. New pillows, lumbar pillows, wallpaper, natural fiber rugs, and upholstered furniture with fringe included. Colorways include the ever popular coastal blues and fall-friendly, olive-y greens, along with a touch of russet. Old favorites in updated

What types of accessories will you use to update your rooms for fall? Peruse these Serena & Lily fall introductions for inspiration.

Serena & Lily Beaded Chandelier Coastal Decor Fringed Sofa

Fringed sofas paired with a sisal rug adds sophistication to coastal decor. Don’t forget your statement chandelier.

Serena & Lily Fall 2021 Wallpaper

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Serena & Lily Blue & White Wallpaper Coastal Bedroom Decor

Blue and white is pretty, but without pattern can be a little boring. How about some blue and white wallpaper? These hand-painted leafy waves from Serena & Lily’s wallpaper collection are feminine but not froufy.

Serena & Lily Fall 2021 Fringed Bed Green Wallpaper

Perhaps Serena & Lily’s most on point piece for fall is the Buchanan fringed bed in gold washed linen. The headboard’s art deco shape is simple enough to go the long haul. That Woodland wallpaper adds a tropical-meets-the-subcontinent vibe.

Serena & Lily Fall 2021 Upholstered Furniture Bed Loveseat Ottoman Bench

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Serena & Lily Fall Throw Pillows Green Decor

What’s easier than a pillow to inject the season’s juicy olive hue?

Serena & Lily Fall 2021 Pillows Lumbar Pillows

New throw pillows for fall:  1 / 2 / 3 + 3 / 4 / 5

Serena & Lily Fall 2021 Rugs

Serena & Lily’s new neutral rugs in natural fibers:  1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Serena & Lily Fall 2021 Blue Wallpaper for the Bedroom

Serena & Lily’s quintessential SoCal furniture with natural accents, like this Mercer nightstand, straddles the seasons depending on how you dress the bed.

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Just In: Serena & Lily Introduces New Rattan Furnishings for Indoors & Outdoors

In case you’re not excited enough about spring. StyleCarrot partner Serena & Lily has introduced 300+ new pieces, including rattan furniture and  accessories. Can you say scalloped rattan tray?

If you’ve swooned over the bohemian Avalon daybed but had nowhere to put one, consider pre-ordering the new king or queen-sized Avalon bed, a celebration of coastal Cali decor with enough gravitas for a New England interior.

I love the marble-topped pedestal dining table with wrapped rattan base for a double dose of natural materials and a perfect blend of city meets the sea.

Here are nine new introductions of rattan furniture and accessories from Serena & Lily:

Serena & Lily New Furnishings For Spring 2021

Shop these new indoor & outdoor rattan furnishings from Serena & Lily:

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Serena & Lily Bohemian Rattan Bed

The  beloved bohemian Avalon daybed by Serena & Lily has been reimagined as a king or queen-sized Avalon bed. The original inspiration was a 1940s French bed that they company rendered in rattan for a coastal casual vibe. This rattan bed is available with a footboard or without. The white ceramic, textured table lamp is a coastal take on the Kelly Wearstler Linden lamp.

Serena & Lily Balboa Rattan Coffee Table

Serena & Lily has added a wood and handwoven rattan coffee table with brass capped-feet to its Balboa collection. At 46-inches in diameter and a bottom storage shelf, it’s very efficient, and its appearance lends itself to a coastal Cali living room or a more polished city decor. Paired with a braided abaca rug for complete coastal appeal.

Serena & Lily Rattan Pedestal Dining Table

The new Serena & Lily Southampton dining table has a 30-inch diameter marble top and rattan pedestal base. Paired here with the everyone’s favorite, Serena & Lily’s take on the classic Parisian bistro chair, the Riviera dining chair made with a rattan frame and woven resin seat.

 

 

Scheming: Canopy Bedroom Makeover by Jenn O’Brien

I wrote about this bedroom in Boxford, Massachusetts designed by Jenn O’Brien of Jenn O’Brien Interiors for Boston Globe Magazine at the end of last summer. It’s a great example of clean, transitional bedroom design that incorporates a canopy bed.

O’Brien used the Driftwood canopy bed  from StyleCarrot partner Crate & Barrel which gives the room a stately feel thanks to its architectural lines. She also used it to create symmetry in the room by centering it on the window.

Since the clients wanted the bedroom to feel soothing, O’Brien employed a subdued palette, but punched it up with hits of black and sumptuous pattern underfoot. She actually painted the abstract artwork herself; I think it really makes the room!

Wood Canopy Bed Transitional Bedroom By Designer Jenn O'Brien In MassachusettsPhoto by Jared Kuzia

You can pull together a similar look for a transitional bedroom with exact and similar matches to the ones used by the designer. I perused StyleCarrot partner sites to find them for you.

Transitional Bedroom Furniture Modern Canopy Bed

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Get the Look: 48 Modern Desks For Your Home Office

I meant to follow up on my last post – Stylish Home Office by Realm Interiors – earlier, but once everyone got back to work after the holidays it was nonstop assignments and deadlines. A recent article relevant to this post is in the current issue of Northshore Home magazine. It’s about creating a home office with advice and examples from Boston area designers; you you can read it here.

Although I don’t work at a desk (I’m currently favoring the Flight recliner), I’m guessing most of you do. I know designers have been  inundated with calls from frantic clients since the pandemic began about finding places to tuck in desks, console tables, and such to create discrete home offices so everyone in the family can have a dedicated workspace. Pieces that can do double duty are great for those tight on space.

If you haven’t invested the time to create an efficient work-from-home area for yourself yet, here are suggestions for 48 modern desks for a home office, which can easily be a corner in your living room. I’m starting off with the sculptural beauty in my last post.

Affordable Home Office Style Desks

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Work From Home Desks Modern Home Office

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Stylish Home Office Modern Desks

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Stylish Home Office Modern Desks25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32

Affordable Home Office Style Desks

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Work From Home Desks Modern Home Office

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Design Diary: Desk Refresh for Zooming

Are you still Zoom-ing? Did you re-adjust your workspace to make it easier?I know you spruced up your backgrounds (I hope so anyway), but what about the nuts and bolts of the computer and iPhone situations?

When StyleCarrot partner (and Boston-based company) Wayfair suggested we collaborate on a sponsored office envy post for a desk refresh this fall, I  realized it was time to ditch my yoga blocks and other precarious props for more stable desk accessories

I found a couple of desk accessories on Wayfair that allow me to work remotely with ease (and beauty). As you’ll see from the images, I did not need a desk or desk chair, but I discovered some tech accoutrements in the school furniture and business furniture sections. And I certainly took up the opportunity to prettify the decor.

Here’s the setup in my workspace. When I’m recording a webinar, which I prefer to do in my dining room, I can easily bring my new laptop lift and collapsible phone stand downstairs. (And, I use it by my bedstand at night.) The faceted vase makes the trip too, looking gorgeous in my art and floral-filled background.

Desk Setup For Zoom Meetings

Collapsible Iphone Stand

Collapsible Iphone Stand

Collapsible Iphone Stand

Desk Setup With Iphone Stand For Zoom Meetings

Desk Setup For Zoom Meetings

Photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot, LLC

I’ve done two webinars for Boston Globe Magazine—one with Boston designer Holly Gagne detailing how to create a calm space in your chaotic home and the other with New England designers Jodi Schwartz, Tyler Karu, and Heather Alton on kitchen redesign tip. These would have come in handy. Well, I’m prepared for the next one.

Desk Tech Accessories From Wayfair

1 Origami-Inspired Ceramic Vase
2 Multipurpose Monitor Stand
3 Foldable Universal Phone Holder